Principal U.S. Large-Cap Multi-Factor Core Index ETF

The investment seeks to provide investment results that closely correspond, before expenses, to the performance of the Nasdaq US Large Cap Select Leaders Core Index. Under normal circumstances, the fund invests at least 80% of its net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, in equity securities of U.S. companies with large market capitalizations that compose the index at the time of purchase. The index uses a quantitative model designed to identify equity securities of companies in the Nasdaq US Large Cap Index that exhibit potential for high degrees of sustainable shareholder value, growth and strong momentum.

Key features

Index aware design1
Deviates from traditional cap-weighted indexes, applying a multifactor model and tiered evaluation process.

Rules-based framework
Tilts towards securities with high factor scores while diversifying through industry neutrality.

Multi-factor construction
Combines three distinct factors - shareholder yield, momentum, and quality growth.

1 Index aware is a measurement of the fund’s consistency versus a benchmark over a given period of time.

Index methodology**

Principal U.S. Large-Cap Multi-Factor Core Index ETF Index Methodology

Daily as of 9/24/2020 unless otherwise stated


Nasdaq US Large Cap Select Leaders Core Index

Net Asset Value (NAV)




Net Assets


NAV Per Share Ticker


Intraday NAV Ticker


Shares Outstanding Ticker


30 Day SEC Yield as of 8/31/2020


Estimated Cash Ticker


30 Day SEC Yield (Unsubsidized) as of 8/31/2020


Total Cash Ticker


Distribution Yield as of 7/1/2020


Investment Manager or Sub-advisor

Principal Global Investors, LLC

Portfolio Managers

Aaron Siebel since 3/3/2020

Jeffrey Schwarte since 7/23/2019

  • Monthlyas of 8/31/2020
  • Monthlyas of 8/31/2020
  • Quarterlyas of 6/30/2020
  • Calendar Yearas of 2019
Average Annual Total Returns 1 Month 3 Month YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since Inception*
Net Asset Value (NAV) Return 7.07 14.89 9.32 19.18 N/A N/A N/A 15.01
Market Price Return 6.62 14.36 9.19 19.11 N/A N/A N/A 14.95
Nasdaq US Large Cap Select Leaders Core Index 7.10 14.97 9.40 19.39 N/A N/A N/A 15.16
Morningstar Category
Large Blend
6.15 13.52 5.76 16.50 11.58 11.83 13.27 N/A
# of Funds in Category 1467 1444 1399 1373 1223 1061 812 N/A
Morningstar Percentile Rankings 39 43 34 44 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Average Annual Total Returns 1 Month 3 Month YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since Inception*
Net Asset Value (NAV) Return 1.97 20.64 -2.97 N/A N/A N/A N/A 3.62
Market Price Return 1.89 20.68 -2.72 N/A N/A N/A N/A 3.95
Nasdaq US Large Cap Select Leaders Core Index 1.98 20.78 -2.95 N/A N/A N/A N/A 3.75
Calendar Year Total Returns 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Net Asset Value (NAV) Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Market Price Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Nasdaq US Large Cap Select Leaders Core Index N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Large Blend N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

*Inception date: 7/23/2019

Some data is provided by Morningstar and is the most current information available. As of 8/31/2020


Morningstar percentile rankings are based on total returns. 

Investment results shown represent historical performance and do not guarantee future results. Investment returns and principal values fluctuate with changes in interest rates and other market conditions so the value, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than original costs. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data shown.

Ex-Date Type $ Per Share
Ex-Date7/1/2020 TypeIncome $ Per Share0.1192
Ex-Date4/1/2020 TypeIncome $ Per Share0.1016
Ex-Date12/27/2019 TypeIncome $ Per Share0.112
Ex-Date10/1/2019 TypeIncome $ Per Share0.0872

Dividends are paid quarterly.

This information shows differences between the per share net asset value (NAV) of the Fund and the market trading price of shares. For these purposes, the market price is the midpoint of the highest bid and lowest offer for Fund shares as of close of trading on the exchange where Fund shares are listed. Timing discrepancies may exist between NAV and closing price. Shareholders may pay more than net asset value when they buy Fund shares and receive less than net asset value when they sell those shares, because shares are bought and sold at current market prices.

as of N/A
3 Year 5 Year

Inception Date: 7/23/2019

Risk and return statistical data is calculated by Principal Global Investors.

Fund Information

as of 8/31/2020
Average Market Cap (mil): $144,866.79
Price/Earnings Ratio: 20.38
Price/Book Ratio: 3.02
Price/Cash Flow Ratio: 10.03
# Stock Holdings: 156
# Bond Holdings: 0
# Other Holdings: 1
# Total Holdings: 157
as of 8/31/2020
Investment Style
Interest-Rate Sensitivity

as of 9/25/2020
Top 10 Holdings Total Market Value % of Net Assets
Top 10 HoldingsAPPLE INC COMMON STOCK USD.00001 Total Market Value449,113.00 % of Net Assets6.74%
Top 10 HoldingsMICROSOFT CORP COMMON STOCK USD.00000625 Total Market Value389,921.61 % of Net Assets5.86%
Top 10 HoldingsAMAZON.COM INC COMMON STOCK USD.01 Total Market Value304,998.79 % of Net Assets4.58%
Top 10 HoldingsALPHABET INC CL A COMMON STOCK USD.001 Total Market Value246,154.78 % of Net Assets3.70%
Top 10 HoldingsFACEBOOK INC CLASS A COMMON STOCK USD.000006 Total Market Value170,428.99 % of Net Assets2.56%
Top 10 HoldingsBERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC CL B COMMON STOCK USD.0033 Total Market Value120,014.00 % of Net Assets1.80%
Top 10 HoldingsQUALCOMM INC COMMON STOCK USD.0001 Total Market Value114,433.80 % of Net Assets1.72%
Top 10 HoldingsJOHNSON + JOHNSON COMMON STOCK USD1.0 Total Market Value108,068.49 % of Net Assets1.62%
Top 10 HoldingsSKYWORKS SOLUTIONS INC COMMON STOCK USD.25 Total Market Value104,374.40 % of Net Assets1.57%
Top 10 HoldingsCOGNIZANT TECH SOLUTIONS A COMMON STOCK USD.01 Total Market Value99,279.60 % of Net Assets1.49%

Includes, but is not limited to, unsettled activity from creation/redemption transactions and portfolio security trades and accrued interest. Values may exceed 100% if both long and short positions are included in the portfolio.

as of 08/31/2020
Asset Type Net Short Long
Asset TypeU.S. Bonds Net0.00% Short0.00% Long0.00%
Asset TypeNon-U.S. Bonds Net0.00% Short0.00% Long0.00%
Asset TypeU.S. Stocks Net98.85% Short0.00% Long98.85%
Asset TypeNon-U.S. Stocks Net0.95% Short0.00% Long0.95%
Asset TypePreferred Net0.00% Short0.00% Long0.00%
Asset TypeOther Net0.00% Short0.00% Long0.00%
Asset TypeCash Net0.20% Short0.00% Long0.20%
Asset TypeConvertibles Net0.00% Short0.00% Long0.00%
Total: 100.00%
as of 8/31/2020
Stock Sector Breakdown (% of Stocks)
% of stocks
Basic Materials 0.70%
Consumer Cyclical 11.75%
Financial Services 13.17%
Real Estate 0.29%

Consumer Defensive 7.93%
Healthcare 13.78%
Utilities 1.34%

Communication Services 12.68%
Energy 2.31%
Industrials 5.25%
Technology 30.79%


Holding, portfolio and sector allocations are subject to change.

Returns shown for periods of less than one year are not annualized.

Investor shares are bought and sold at market price (not NAV) and are not individually redeemed from the Fund. Ordinary brokerage commissions apply.

The market price used to calculate the Market Price Return is the midpoint between the highest bid and the lowest offer on the exchange on which the shares of the Fund are listed for trading, as of the time that the Fund's NAV is calculated. If you trade your shares at another time, your return may differ.

Where gross and net expense ratios differ, the investment adviser has contractually agreed to limit the investment option's expenses. Differences also may be due to the investment adviser's decision to waive (through the same dates) certain expenses that would normally be payable by the fund. The net expense figure reflects the impact of any limits or waivers. Returns displayed are based on net total investment expense.

Performance data quoted represents past performance. Past performance is no guarantee of future results and investment returns, and principal value of the Fund will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance quoted.

Investors should carefully consider a fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses prior to investing.

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The Morningstar Style Box is a nine-square grid that provides a graphical representation of the "investment style" of a fund. The Equity style box classifies securities by size along the vertical axis and by value and growth characteristics along the horizontal axis. The model for the fixed-income style box is based on the two pillars of fixed-incomeperformance: interest-rate sensitivity and credit quality. The three interest sensitivity groups are limited, moderate and extensive and the three credit quality groups are high, medium and low. These groupings display a portfolio’s effective duration and third party credit ratings to provide an overall representation of the fund’s risk orientation given the sensitivity to interest rate and credit rating of bonds in the portfolio.

The Morningstar RatingTM for funds, or "star rating," is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods. Morningstar ratings do not reflect the inclusion of sales charges. If sales charges were reflected, ratings could be lower.


The Principal U.S. Large-Cap Multi-Factor Core Index ETF seeks to track the Nasdaq US Large Cap Select Leaders Core IndexSM, a Nasdaq-licensed index based on the intellectual property of Principal. The index is designed to provide exposure to companies within the Nasdaq US Large Cap IndexSM that exhibit high degrees of sustainable shareholder yield, pricing power, and strong momentum.


Asset allocation and diversification do not ensure a profit or protect against a loss. Investing in ETFs involves risk, including possible loss of principal. ETFs are subject to risk similar to those of stocks, including those regarding short-selling and margin account maintenance.

Equity investment options involve greater risk, including heightened volatility, than fixed-income investment options.


**During extraordinary market conditions, the index provider may delay the scheduled rebalancing of the index until a future date when conditions have changed.